Rivers State Police Command has apprehended four passengers who kidnapped and murdered a driver, Onyekachi Obioma Chukwuagu, along East/West Road to Rumuodogo 1 Community in Emohua Local Government Area of the State.
According to the spokesperson of the command, Grace Iringe-Koko, the suspects had boarded the victim’s vehicle poised as passengers along the Federal Highway on Tuesday, March 22, 2022.
When they got to a quiet place around Rumuodogo community they kidnapped the driver and abandoned the vehicle.
The suspects were identified as Obichi Ngita, age 20, Chisom Honest, aged 20, Young Chitu, age 21, and Omens Woke, age 23.
According to the statement: “The suspects on Tuesday, 22nd March, 2022, while pretending to be regular passengers, boarded the victim’s vehicle. However, when they got to a quiet part of the route, they kidnapped the victim and abandoned the vehicle, with Reg. No. GDD 250 MU by the roadside.
“The Command upon receipt of the complaint swiftly mobilized operatives to the scene where they cordoned off the area and commenced an intensive search resulting in the arrest of Chisom Honest, who led operatives to the rest of the gang, and the location of the victim’s corpse.
“The suspects claimed they murdered the victim, using a machete, for refusing to cooperate with them. Efforts are being intensified to apprehend other suspects indicted in the matter with.”